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Football Rumours on Sunday 8th September 2019

last updated Sunday 08th September 2019, 8:50 PM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • England Under-21 forward Eddie Nketiah, 20, chose to move to Leeds United on loan from Arsenal to give himself a better chance to break into the Gunners' first team in the future.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Tottenham's France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 22, has been taking English lessons in an effort to integrate himself fully into life in London after his summer move from Lyon.
    (Football. London)


  • Juventus will open talks with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in January, with the Premier League club having already lined up the 28-year-old Spain international's successor.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Southampton and Newcastle are targeting £20m rated Hull forward Jarrod Bowen ahead of the January window.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Burnley manager Sean Dyche is lining up a stunning £9m deal for Middlesbrough youngster Nathan Wood.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Real Madrid will try to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 20, from Paris St-Germain next summer.
    (Sport)


  • Football agents have been told to be ready for Chelsea - under a two-window transfer ban - to do business in January.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Manchester City will bid for 24-year-old Inter Milan and Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar in January, with manager Pep Guardiola needing to solve the Premier League champions' defensive injury problems.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 30, would have stayed at West Ham for the remainder of his contract if Sevilla had not bid for him in the last week of the summer transfer window.
    (Football.London)


  • Serie A side Napoli plan to extend Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz's contract. The 23-year-old is a target for Real, who had a £40.7m offer rejected in the summer.
    (Football Italia)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Watford have appointed former boss Quique Sanchez Flores following the sacking of head coach Javi Gracia just five matches into the season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • United are close to finalising the appointment of their former Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar as director of football.
    (Sunday Mirror)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF
  • Gareth Southgate described Harry Kane as an "incredible example" to England's young players after his hat-trick inspired them to a 4-0 win over Bulgaria to maintain their perfect start to Euro 2020.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has withdrawn from the England squad and returned to his club due to illness.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Michael O'Neill has warned his side the real test starts now as Northern Ireland prepare to face Germany in Monday's crunch European Qualifier.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former France midfielder and Lyon women manager Reynald Pedros is in discussions to become the head coach of South Korea.
    (L'Equipe)




OTHER STUFF
  • Virgil van Dijk, 28, has agreed a new six-year deal at Liverpool after the club moved to keep the Netherlands defender in the wake of Harry Maguire's £80m move to Manchester United.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo is paid a staggering £147m by Nike, according to leaked contract details.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Some Barcelona players offered their own money to help fund a move for PSG's 27-year-old Brazil forward Neymar this summer.
    (Marca)


  • Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, 31, will hold contract talks with the Italian champions. The 31-year-old's playing time has been limited under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
    (Goal)


  • Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.
    (Sky Sports)




















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